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The Borders and the Southwest Sights

Borders Textile Towerhouse

  • 1 Tower Knowe Map It
  • Hawick

Updated 10/08/2013

Fodor's Review

In the former Drumlanrig Tower, this museum includes a good exhibition about the textile industry, once the lifeblood of the Borders. Plenty of interactive elements make it interesting for children as well. One room commemorates the demonstrations by textile workers who were demanding the right to vote in the 1880s. On the upper floor are up-to-the-minute fabrics that define the 21st century. Check out the shop, too.

Sight Information


1 Tower Knowe, Hawick, The Scottish Borders, TD9 9BZ, Scotland

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Sight Details:

  • Free
  • Apr.–Oct., Mon.–Sat.10–4:30, Sun. noon–3; Nov.–Mar., Mon. and Wed.–Sat. 10–4

Updated 10/08/2013


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